“Don’t Be Offended” Means You’re Going To Be Offended

, , , , | Right | November 1, 2019

(I’ve put through a customer, and we have a pleasant, regular chat, when suddenly, out of the blue, this happens. It should be noted that I am female, while the customer is an older man.)

Customer: “Can I tell you something, but you have to promise not to be offended?”

(Despite the WARNING BELLS this sets off, there’s nothing to do but smile and nod.)

Customer: “You shouldn’t be offended if someone calls you a b****, because it means ‘Babe In Total Control of Herself’!”

(The customer proceeds to grin like he’s just told me the funniest thing ever. I, predictably, am less than entertained.)

Me: “Have a great day, sir.” 

Customer: “It’s good, right?!”

Me: “Enjoy your day!”

(Still beaming, the man walked out. I get trying to make someone laugh, but if you have to preface it with “Don’t be offended!” then MAYBE YOU SHOULD RECONSIDER.)

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